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  • 5 years ago

what is 4 with exponent -1/2

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  1. anonymous
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    \[4^{(-1/2)}\]

  2. anonymous
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    the negative in the exponent means that the expression can be in this form too: \[1/(4^{1/2})\]

  3. anonymous
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    1/8

  4. anonymous
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    so, you need to calculate 4^1/2 which the square root of 4

  5. anonymous
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    1/2

  6. anonymous
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    my bad

  7. anonymous
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    sorry but what is the ^ mean?

  8. anonymous
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    that is represents an exponential expression...so 4^(1/2).... is \[4^{1/2}\]

  9. anonymous
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    which is related to multiplication and division

  10. anonymous
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    the "^" is used when typing because it's usually difficult to do a superscript

  11. anonymous
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    thx the carrot info makes sense. Unfortunately the exponent answer does not :(

  12. anonymous
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    ok, what about it?

  13. anonymous
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    4^-1/2 = ?

  14. radar
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    \[4^{-1/2}=1/4^{1/2}=1/\sqrt{4}=\pm1/2\]

  15. anonymous
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    wow.

  16. anonymous
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    um..........4 1/2..........???????

  17. anonymous
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    nova, a fractional exponent means you're taking a root. an exponent of 1/2 means a square root. an exponent of 1/3 means a cubed root.

  18. anonymous
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    sammy, 4 to the 1/2 power is same as square root of 4.

  19. anonymous
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    oh............remember i'm only 10

  20. anonymous
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    sweet! welcome aboard!

  21. anonymous
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    The "^" symbol they used is shorthand for "exponents"

  22. anonymous
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    thx

  23. anonymous
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    i am a fan of Nauq

  24. anonymous
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    Thanks Sammy.

  25. anonymous
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    your welcome. lets group chat

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